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Colour our collections

Join us in a social media colouring fest! McGill Library, along with hundreds of our friends at libraries, museums, and cultural institutions around the world, has turned our collections into colouring books. We’re sharing material from the Osler Library of the

ICA 2018 Annual Conference in Yaoundé

For sure, « The Place » to be during the last week of November (from an archivist point of view of course) was without a doubt Yaoundé, Cameroon, where took place the International Council on Archives Annual Conference. This conference was

Making Library Magic Happen Everyday

Help written in snow outside McLennan-Redpath

The McGill Library supports teaching, learning, and research activity at McGill University. We receive over 2.5 million visits annually, and millions more visits online and offer rich collections, wide-ranging information resources, innovative services and attractive, comfortable facilities. We strive to

Memories (and memorabilia) for McGill’s next generation

Archival McGill memorabilia, including flags

McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving is coming up on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Over a 24-hour period, donations will be made around the world with the aim of impacting a new crop of students and researchers. This year’s

Book Launch : Raymond Klibansky and the Warburg Library Network

Join us for a book launch Raymond Klibansky and the Warburg Library Network: Intellectual Peregrinations from Hamburg to London and Montreal Edited by Philippe Despoix and Jillian Tomm, with Eric Méchoulan and Georges Leroux A new approach to the legacy of the

Celebrating three years of the Michele Larose-Osler Library Artist-in-Residence Programme

Details of notes and drawings created during the residency. Credit: Caroline Boileau, 2018.

  On 7 February 2019, the Osler Library will host a vernissage to mark the opening of an exhibit by 2018 Larose-Osler Artist-in-Residence Caroline Boileau, “Corps qui hantent d’autres corps.” Boileau is the third artist selected for the residency, and

19 things to discover about the McGill Library in 2019

Student reading in Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room

It’s a brand new year and we are here for it. We’ve compiled a list of 19 things to discover about the McGill Library in 2019 (in no particular order). It’s just the tip of the iceberg of what the

The Story of a Scroll

   Genealogy of English Kings from  Egbert (d. 839) to  Henry VI (1422‑1461). The McGill Library has one of the best institutional libraries in Canada for medieval artefacts.  This medieval scroll  representing  a genealogy of the Kings of England up to

Season’s Greetings: Vintage Martlet Style

Screenshot from Martlet Remix

For the last couple of years, McGill Library has upped our game when it comes to holiday greetings. Last year, we animated wintry scenes from our ROAAr collections. This year we took a different approach. While looking for content for our upcoming

Curatorial Snapshots: McGill’s Books of Hours

Richard Virr, Retired Chief Curator, Rare Books and Special Collections and co-curator of the Resplendent Illuminations exhibit currently running at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has chosen 13 notable images from McGill’s holdings to give us a taste of

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